Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Wedding

We’ve embarked on a few trips to TJ’s Lake Arrowhead home in the past, usually to wake board and do things that I don’t feel are appropriate to discuss on my blog.  This time though, it was a very special trip because TJ would be marrying the love of his life- Ryane!  TJ and Ryane are dear friends to Chriss and I, so it was such an honor to document their wedding weekend.  We packed up the cameras, the baby, and Chriss’s parents and headed to Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.  We were lucky enough to have Chriss’s parents stay in a hotel room next door to us and watch Sadie while we worked and partook in the wedding festivities.  SO happy we did that so we were able to enjoy some baby-free time.  Chriss had the rare opportunity to be a part of the wedding party as a groomsmen :)  Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the post to see the impromptu appearance by some random pirates (yes, I said pirates) and see what we did with Ryane and TJ the day after the wedding…It involves wake boarding and wedding attire  ;-) wedding photos Lake Arrowhead TJ’s friends harassing him at the rehearsal dinner Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa wedding TJ and the guys got ready at his Lake Arrowhead homeLake Arrowhead Resort and Spa weddings Writing a note to his bride-to-be03_matijevichweddingCornhole and Fireball.  That’s how the guys prepare for the wedding day.04_matijevichwedding Groomsmen giftsgroomsmen gifts 06_matijevichwedding 07_matijevichwedding 08_matijevichwedding Temperley gown Bridesmaid gift bagsbridesmaids gifts Beautiful mint colored letterpress wedding invitationsrustic wedding stationery Really unique choice for bridesmaid dresses – mint dresses with a lace overlay by Dolce VitaDolce Vita mint dress bridesmaid robes 14_matijevichwedding This was one of my favorite moments from the wedding day- Ryane getting emotional right after putting on her gown.emotional bride getting ready 16_matijevichwedding Oooohhhh lala!  Ryane’s Temperley London wedding gown was the PERFECT choice.  Simple, casual, feminine. 17_matijevichwedding One of the best first looks I’ve ever seen.  If you know Ryane and TJ, you know they’re a little reserved when it comes to publicly showing their emotions, so I was overjoyed when I captured these very emotional images.  bride and groom first look first glance wedding day destination wedding photography Lake Arrowhead mint bridesmaid dresses lace bridesmaid dresses lace bridesmaid dress 24_matijevichwedding rustic wedding bouquet 26_matijevichwedding casual groomsmen outfits 28_matijevichwedding Dance party!casual groomsmen outfit 30_matijevichwedding Lake Arrowhead wedding Lake Arrowhead Resort wedding photo I told him to whisper something naughty in her ear.  Must have been really naughty!33_matijevichwedding 34_matijevichwedding The lobby of the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa has some beautiful spots for photography.Lake Arrowhead Resort wedding burlap wedding arch baby's breath wedding flowers flower girl wagon vintage flower girl bride walking down aisle 41_matijevichwedding Lake Arrowhead wedding photographer Lake Arrowhead wedding photography first kiss Another one of my favorite images from the daycandid wedding photo Lake Arrowhead wedding photography Lake Arrowhead wedding photos Umm, can you say “model?”  Grrrr!wedding photos Lake Arrowhead romantic bride and groom sun flare wedding photo 51_matijevichwedding Had to put one pic of me, Chriss, and Sadie with the bride :)52_matijevichwedding shabby chic reception decor mint wedding wedding escort card display burlap head tableSlice of a tree stump = cool guest bookunique guestbook wedding candy buffet grand entrance Couldn’t decide which first dance images to show because I really love all three of these next images.  One of the guests’ camera flashes went off just as I was taking this photo, and it actually made for a really interesting shot. Lake Arrowhead first dance No flash here and I love how romantic it looks.  My 2nd photographer, Angel, captured this image.Lake Arrowhead wedding reception No flash here either, just a very high ISO and low shutter speed to pick up some of the ambient light.Lake Arrowhead summer wedding 63_matijevichwedding TJ must have been hungry because he couldn’t wait to dig in to his dinner!  Hahaha!  Sorry TJ, had to call you out just once ;)64_matijevichwedding Drool-worthy ombre cake.  Looks pretty and tasted delicious.ombre wedding cake mint wedding cake There was some sort of pirate convention going on at Lake Arrowhead Resort.  We were lucky enough to be graced by the presence of these interesting people…67_matijevichwedding bride and groom on docklake wedding Wake boarding on Lake Arrowhead the day after the wedding!  So proud of them for committing to this idea and actually following through with it! day after wedding photo session Bridal Gown – Temperley London Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Dolce Vita Ceremony and Reception Location – Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

  1. Niki Stoller

    I am not sure why this is the first time I am seeing all of these photos, but they are just GORGEOUS!!!! Love these 2 very much and so glad that Mike and I were a part of this day!!! I think we should redo the entire day all over again. ;) These pics turned out so pretty.

  2. carly


    Thanks so much Niki! I love them too & their wedding was awesome. I mean, who has pirates show up at their wedding reception?!

  3. Stacy Squires Photography


    fantastic … I enjoyed them all .. you have a great eye :-)

  4. carly


    Thank you, Stacy. I appreciate your encouraging comment :)

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